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What starts at The University of Texas at Austin changes the world. Together, through one of the largest fundraising efforts in our state’s history, we will open doors to a first-class education, recruit top faculty, create healthier communities and solve global problems. Join us in changing the world.

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The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. It works with a broad range of student, faculty, staff, and community constituents to help The University of Texas at Austin connect its intellectual resources to communities across Texas and offer education to those who may face the greatest challenges in accessing it. The Division focuses on four core pillars: inclusive campus, community engagement, K-12 education, and student success.

Giving Spotlight: Youth Engagement Center

Participants with the Youth Engagement Center at DDCE

Serving in high schools in five major Texas cities, the Youth Engagement Center (YEC) works to prepare historically underserved students for success in college and beyond. Offerings include group and one-on-one advising, application guidance, college tours, professional development workshops, community service opportunities and more. The YEC is housed within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement’s Longhorn Center for School Partnerships.

Your support will help provide funding for the YEC’s many resources, services and programs including college tours around the UT Austin campus and several other Texas universities. Every gift, large or small, will go a long way toward putting the next generation of world-changers on the college-bound path.

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Student Success Programs

The DDCE cultivates an inclusive campus culture that actively and intentionally engages diverse people, ideas, and perspectives to create a vibrant learning and working environment.

Black Graduate Student Association

Support to Black grad students via academic programming and professional development.

Darren Walker Scholars

Full-ride scholarship for students with financial need who demonstrate leadership and community involvement.

Diversity and Community Engagement Greatest Need

These funds will go to a DDCE program or initiative of greatest need

Fearless Leadership Institute

Advances Black and Latina students through academic, professional and personal development

Gateway Scholars

Student success program designed to facilitate students’ transition through college

Ge Chen Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship

Provides scholarships to undergraduate students to study abroad

Global Leadership and Social Impact

Gives students project-based academic internship w/ real-world work experience

Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males (HSCBM)

Promotes academic excellence among African American males

LCAE Student Emergency Fund

Emergency funds for students in LCAE

Longhorn Center for Academic Equity

Sets students up for success through academic, leadership and partnership initiatives

McNair Scholars Program

Seeks to increase the number of low-income/first gen students earning doctoral degrees

Monarch Student Program

A program providing advising, mentoring, and workshops to undocumented students.

Project MALES 10th Anniv Endowment

Advance equitable educational outcomes for men of color at UT Austin.

Project MALES

A multi-faceted research and mentoring initiative

Vice President's Fund for Excellence

Gifts from supporters committed to providing unrestricted annual gifts to DDCE

Women in STEM

Support precollege and university programs for women in STEM pathways and majors.

Community Engagement

UT Austin fulfills its mission by serving the people of Texas as a catalyst for positive social change. The DDCE accomplishes this goal by leveraging its intellectual resources to cultivate partnerships that address significant issues across Texas.

Alternative Breaks

Immersive student service experiences engaging in social and cultural issues

Center for Community Engagement

UT Austin's central resource for volunteerism and service-learning.

Community Integrated Health Initiative

Transforming how the UT and Central Texas communities promote mental health.

Diversity and Community Engagement Greatest Need

These funds will go to a DDCE program or initiative of greatest need

First-Gen Equity

Connects first-generation college students with a robust support network

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Promotes mental health initiatives and programs to local communities

Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Helps students learn wealth creation, innovative thinking and social impact

Supplier Diversity Institute

Institute assisting in the development, stabilization, and growth of diverse businesses throughout Texas.

The Project

The University of Texas at Austin’s largest day of service

Women in STEM

Support precollege and university programs for women in STEM pathways and majors.

K-12 Education Initiatives

Children from underrepresented groups who are entering the Texas educational pipeline deserve both the opportunity to enroll and thrive in college. The DDCE is committed to increasing the success of students from PreK through 12th grade.

Advise Texas

Helps Texas high school students navigate college admissions and financial aid.

Bevo Fan Club

Provides scholarships for UT students and supports UT outreach programs

ChemBridge

Allows high school students to earn high school and college chemistry credit

Diversity and Community Engagement Greatest Need

These funds will go to a DDCE program or initiative of greatest need

Diversity Education Initiatives

A pre-college readiness program for high school students

Neighborhood Longhorns

General support for the Neighborhood Longhorns Program

Neighborhood Longhorns Program—Golf Classic

Golf fundraiser for the Neighborhood Longhorns Program

The NLP Leslie Kyle Lilly Scholarship

Neighborhood Longhorns Program scholarship in memory of Leslie Kyle Lilly

University Charter School

Provides rigorous learning opportunities for Texas children in Pre-K through 12th grade

UT Elementary School

Research-based demonstration school located in the heart of East Austin.

UT Youth Engagement Center—Austin

Center that help create a college-going culture in underserved Texas high schools.

UT Youth Engagement Center—Dallas

Center that help create a college-going culture in underserved Texas high schools.

UT Youth Engagement Center—Houston

Center that help create a college-going culture in underserved Texas high schools.

UT Youth Engagement Center—Rio Grande Valley

Center that help create a college-going culture in underserved Texas high schools.

UT Youth Engagement Center—San Antonio

Center that help create a college-going culture in underserved Texas high schools.

Women in STEM

Support precollege and university programs for women in STEM pathways and majors.

WritingBridge

Improves the academic readiness/college literacy among high school students

Inclusive Campus Culture

The DDCE offers the academic support, mentoring, and tutoring that students need to succeed at a tier-one university, obtain research experience, and gain exposure to graduate school.

Afrikan American Affairs (Triple A)

Services and leadership development to Black students on campus

Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association

Donations—supports, celebrates, and empowers Asian/Asian American faculty and staff

Black Faculty and Staff Association Membership

Donations-unified voice regarding concerns/needs of Black faculty, staff, and students

Black Student Alliance

Supports the development of black student leaders on campus

Diversity and Community Engagement Greatest Need

These funds will go to a DDCE program or initiative of greatest need

Eric M. Suhl SSD Scholarship

Scholarship for students with colitis and other chronic conditions.

Gender and Sexuality Center

Provides opportunities to organize and promote learning regarding gender and sexuality

Gender and Sexuality Center 10th Anniversary Endowment

Supports the mission and activities of the Gender and Sexuality Center

Gender and Sexuality Center Student Crisis Fund

Funds will go toward crisis fund for Gender and Sexuality Center students

Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association

Donations-opportunities for social and cultural interaction among Hispanics/Latinos

Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association Holiday Assistance Program

Donations-opportunities for social and cultural interaction among Hispanics/Latinos

Lee Bagan Endowment

Funds help defray costs of diagnostic disability testing for students

Multicultural Engagement Center

Student Diversity Initiatives resource office that houses six student-run agencies.

Multicultural Engagement Center 25th Anniversary Endowment

Funds distributed will be used to support the mission and activities of the MEC

Office for Inclusion and Equity

Advances a diverse, equitable, and supportive campus culture

Pride and Equity Faculty and Staff Association

Donations - Promotes the interests of LGBTQ+ and allied faculty and staff at UT Austin

Services for Students with Disabilities

Ensures students with disabilities have equal access to academic experiences